The number 10,000 has a certain resonance for me, since I grew up in Minnesota, where the state slogan was "Land of 10,000 lakes." Today it takes on a different significance, because this is the 10,000th post I've written for TYWKIWDBI.
This blog began a little over four years ago as an incidental activity; it has subsequently morphed into something more, but remains essentially one man's hobby (with the assistance of a websurfing spouse). I fluctuate between enthusiasm and burnout, and especially in the summer months with the competing demands of outdoor activities the needle swings toward the latter. I have the first out-of-town butterfly field trip coming up soon, plus logarithmically-increasing chores in the gardens and woods, and some other hobbies that need attention. And family.
So, I'm going to take another "blog-cation." Those who are desperate for TYWKIWDBI-type material should browse the "Archive" in the right sidebar by selecting a month before you first visited here, because the old posts are pretty much like the recent ones. Or pick a "category" from that right sidebar, open it, and scroll back a few pages. When I'm intoxicated, my favorites are the Video-music and Video-humor categories.
To celebrate this 10,000th post, I believe I'll take off for about... 10,000 minutes.
*Myriad (Ancient Greek: μύριος, μυριάδες (myrios, plural myriades), "numberless countless, infinite", is a classical Greek word for the number 10,000.
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